Li Na had one simple request before answering questions in her on-court, post-match interview following a 2.5-hour battle in the brutal heat at the Australian Open on Friday: "Can we stand in the shadow?"
Serena Williams got on and off court as quickly as she could in the scorching heat Friday, registering yet another record with match win No. 61 at the Australian Open as she advanced to the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Daniela Hantuchova.
Serena Williams did a quick little dance behind the baseline to remind herself to move her feet. After a complete air swing at the net in the second set, she smiled ruefully and drew in some long, deep breaths.
Maybe it has something to do with her LMFAO musician boyfriend Redfoo, but second-seeded Victoria Azarenka was quite literally dancing on the court after sailing past Daniela Hantuchova 6-2, 6-3 to reach the US Open semifinal.